Data Driven Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
DDDEI&B. Surely, some mistake? It’s just D&I isn’t it?
In today’s world, you’d really struggle to find people and businesses that are not talking about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) as a business and even personal priority. At one and the same time, it’s a goal, a value, a differentiator, a part of organisational culture, and, at the same time, an area where we all feel we have room for improvement.
On the one hand, a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is important for companies looking to build workplaces that are representative of the world in which we live. On the other hand, investments in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging have a well-documented relationship to business performance and increased profits.
Diverse and inclusive workplace
And the research is very clear. found that companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers. Bersin found that across 128 companies, those with talent practices focused on building a diverse and inclusive workplace, were ranked as high performing organisations, compared to those that did not focus on these areas.